Bonded By Blood
Bonded By Blood (2010)

This biographical thriller charts the notorious rise of southern England's most famous gangsters-- Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate, and Craig Rolfe. The trio of drug suppliers and career criminals were found in 1995, blasted to death by a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 18, 2011
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Charles Gant
Variety

Willfully exploitative...

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Emma Dibdin
Total Film

Everything from script to performances goes through the motions, with only Vincent Regan's Mickey registering in more than one dimension.

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Xan Brooks
Guardian

A pungent mess of gangster cliche.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Worth watching, but the whole just isn't nearly as effective as some of the parts.

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Jack Thursby
Film4

Though director Sacha Bennett's effort is well shot and evokes its mid-nineties setting well, its disjointed structure makes for a weak narrative, and only in the third act does it finally come together with any sort of momentum or urgency.

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David Gritten
Daily Telegraph

A thin, wan script, acting that's mostly embarrassing, and a stream of foul expletives where a script should be.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Based on the same true story previously told on film with skill (2000's Essex Boys) and without (2007's Rise of the Footsoldier), it's kind of difficult to understand why there's yet another movie version. Especially one as uninteresting as this.

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Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Uninspired, ridiculously sweary British gangster thriller that's let down by tedious characters, a badly written script and a dull storyline that fails to provide a reason to care.

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David Aldridge
Radio Times

One must question whether it needs to exist at all, ploughing as it does an already well-worn crime-film furrow.

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